Word Salad

L

ettuce romaine on the crispy iceberg,
cold aqua refraction in chlorophyll air,
the sparkle of dew in the rainbow sun
flies across the corrugated forest,
defenses weak against invasive species.
The assembled collage can only be
collected and catalogued, never
untangled. Behold the mixed media
mangled, planted organics ex situ —
a table-spread and slathered kingdom
come comestible art in entropy.

*[ WSB ].

Revolver

L

ike a wave with a dip
Ringo’s melancholy lip,
a countenance of acceptance
through round glass below the sea.
“Zen cymbals,” she said she said:
Lennon’s acidic response,
the nose so sharply angled.
States of the mind revolve
in a Voormann cornucopia:
a black and white contrast
to the colours of dream
psychedelia.
Loneliness taxes Eleanor
into an unconscious collective,
tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow
unknown:
the short life, unbought.
The seashell ear of McCartney
above the swells of good-day
melodye,
hears the bird swing
through the mop-top strings
of the studio —
One, two, THREE, FOUR !
Harrison rises East.

*[ WSB ].

Countdown Orange

T

he countdown
begins . . .
[ military camouflaged;
social security, soon.
Bigmart chain saws time,
so the board brands
a leader of custodians.
Just a few years
until . . .
the drumbeat march
slows to a stroll:
patient for
purple shadows painted
over
in cockcrow orange ]
. . . for a new morning.

*[ WSB ].

Heartbreak

H

eartbreak can infiltrate your barricades
like blackclad ninjas in the night;
the towers breached,
your ironclad demeanor crumbles —
alone you cower as your kingdom
is overrun.
The river dissolves in the sea.

*[ WSB ].

Put Something Up

P

ut something up
a memory dump,
tidbits collected,
inklings injected:
iron environs,
binomial foam:
the brain in the box
piping crosstracks,
wiping excess —
expression.

*[ WSB ].

First-Term Cabalnet

T

he cabalnet is upset,
fractured yet, a record of
acting and unconfirmed
in a first term. Wary
secretaries and a chief of staff,
what a laugh:
buffoons in marble rooms,
clown grease exudes
from sweating creases
amid press releases and photo flashes —
mutiny under scrutiny.

*[ WSB ].